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Re: what happened to Hitler's yacht- the "aviso grille"?
Posted by: Sam Valenza ()
Date: April 30, 2013 06:41PM
One of Hitler's yachts was brought up the Delaware to Florence NJ, to a small scrapyard where it was dismantled and scrapped by a small crew without using large machinery...I saw it when a sophomore in High School (1951) and don't believe it was the Aviso Grille. I vaguely remember this yacht being in the 150' range, but it was hard to see the entire vessel from the hill above the cove where the yard was located. Much of the superstructure had been removed when we got there. It had been widely circulated that it was Hitler's yacht in the local press. It could have been the Aviso...Time magazine later did an article about a toilet from the yacht being in a NJ garage. Sam Valenza USNA '59